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Whose You Are

Nº 302

May 14, 2024

The child of God works not for life, but from life; he does not work to be saved but works because he is saved. - Charles Spurgeon

A friend’s son served in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He endured extreme training challenges and brutal living conditions. He jumped out of airplanes, learned stealth tactics, and discharged high-tech weapons.

Before each mission, his commanding officer addressed the team, reviewing the strategy and tactics, and clarifying the desired outcome. Each pre-battle pep-talk ended with a reminder that they were the best trained, best equipped, and best supported fighting force in the world.

The commander wanted his soldiers to remember what to do, but more importantly, he wanted them to remember who they were.

Remembering that we are members of Christ’s family makes our call to face difficult and dangerous challenges much easier. John reminds his readers of their family identity first and their call to purity second. “Beloved, we are God’s children. . . We shall be like him. . . And everyone that thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” (I John 3:2-3)

As you confront life’s daily battles, remember what you are called to do - and not do, but primarily, remember who you are. As God’s child you have all the resources and support you need to face the fight before you.


Dr Dan Bolin

Author & President

Refueling in Flight Ministries


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